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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 29, 2012 10:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Lossless Digital Music Player recommendations?

So, I'm about to finally retire my beloved IRiver H-120 digital music player and replace it with something new. I've considered whether it's time to just use my phone as my music player, but there are still too many downsides.

Can anyone recommend a good lossless (WAV and FLAC) portable music player? I'm considering everything from the Sansa ClipZip (nice name, I know) to the more expensive products from Cowon. Thanks.

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Poster: Arck Date: Nov 30, 2012 7:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lossless Digital Music Player recommendations?

I'd like to second the query and add an additional feature - anyone know of a good lossless player that also handles 24-bit files or, heaven forbid, can decode HDCD?

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Nov 29, 2012 8:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lossless Digital Music Player recommendations?

I'm in the same market, looking for one I can jog with. The old walkman cassette has just about had it - lol. I just checked out the Sansa ClipZip but it does not support wav, just whats listed below (I only go lossless)


Supported formats
Include MP3, WMA, secure WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and AAC, so you can take your favorite tunes to go.

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Poster: JackDog Date: Nov 30, 2012 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lossless Digital Music Player recommendations?

I don't have an mp3 player and that Sansa ClipZip is exactly what I'm looking for, except it only accepts SD cards up to 8GB. It it took 16GB cards I'd probably buy one today.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 30, 2012 10:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lossless Digital Music Player recommendations?

I though it took at 32GB card. Check again.

http://www.sandisk.com/products/music-video-players/clip-zip/

I'm thinking about getting one just cuz it's such a bargain (and because it plays FLACs!)

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Dec 4, 2012 5:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lossless Digital Music Player recommendations?

one more question since I've never had an MP3 Player, does it play gapless between tracks? It would be worthless to me if it didn't.
the Sansa Fuze+MP3 player looks good, I may order it thru my debit card

(I was a cash friendly only guy before last year)

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Poster: vapors Date: Dec 1, 2012 6:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lossless Digital Music Player recommendations?

I have no experience with it, but the Sansa Fuze+MP3 player supports 16G and wav. @ $100 w/ accessories.

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Dec 1, 2012 7:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lossless Digital Music Player recommendations?

I checked out the Sansa Fuze+MP3 player. Can I assume "Audible files" are wav? Here are the spec's for it below >>

"In addition to MP3s, the Sansa Fuze+ MP3 Player can play WMA, Secure WMA, OggVorbis, FLAC, and Audible files, as well as AAC for DRM-free iTunes music. High-quality files will keep their fidelity, and you won't need to spend time converting files before loading".

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Poster: vapors Date: Dec 1, 2012 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lossless Digital Music Player recommendations?

Audible is an audiobook format.

From the SanDisk page:
“Audio: MP3, WMA, Secure WMA, OggVorbis, FLAC, WAV, Audible, Podcasts, AAC/M4A (DRM-free iTunes songs)

Photo: JPEG, BMP, TIFF**, GIF**, PNG**

Video: H.264, MPEG-4, WMV, Flip Video™**Sansa Media Converter downloaded through the firmware updater. See our Sansa Fuze+ Support Page.”

(Amazon states same. B&H specs don’t list wav.)

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Dec 1, 2012 9:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lossless Digital Music Player recommendations?

thats strange, no wav file is mentioned here >>

http://www.sandisk.com/products/music-video-players/fuze-plus/

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Poster: vapors Date: Dec 1, 2012 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lossless Digital Music Player recommendations?

click on specifications

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Dec 1, 2012 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lossless Digital Music Player recommendations?

got it, thanks

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Nov 30, 2012 3:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lossless Digital Music Player recommendations?

I bought a Sansa Clip for $45 about 5 years ago and it's probably the best 45 bucks I've ever spent. A cheap looking thing that will probably break into a zillion pieces if I ever step on it, but it's absolutely perfect for playing Dead FLACs at the gym or while biking/running. Won't play SHN files, not sure about WAV.